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La Cañada school officials aim to discuss Tuesday teen vaping risks, injuries

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La Cañada Unified school board members will learn Tuesday what educational resources may help stem the use of battery-powered e-cigarettes and other vaping devices among students.
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La Cañada Unified School officials will discuss in a regular meeting Tuesday the dangers and health risks associated with teen vaping Tuesday and ask what more the district might do to keep kids safe.

Members of the LCUSD Governing Board have requested to hear more on what educational resources might be available as parents and educators struggle to stem the use of battery-powered e-cigarettes and other vaping devices on the La Cañada High School 7-12 campus and beyond.

Reports of sudden, severe lung illness and deaths associated with such use have been reported across 33 states, although the specific causes have yet to be identified, according to the Los Angeles County Public Health Department.

As of Sept. 26, there have been 16 reports of serious vaping-related pulmonary injury in L.A. County.

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School board members hope parents will attend Tuesday’s presentation — which takes place at 7 p.m. in the LCUSD Governing Board room, 4490 Cornishon Ave., in La Cañada — to hear more about the trend and what can be done to address issues local to the school community.

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